UGC to let only top 500 foreign universities enter India
The Universities Grants Commission (UGC) has made its approval mandatory for all collaborations between foreign and Indian educational institutions. The new regulations approved by the UGC on Saturday give existing institutions six months to get approval.
The UGC has also laid down dual criteria to ensure that quality academic institutions are allowed to run joint degree or twinning courses. Only those foreign institutions will be allowed to collaborate who figure in the top 500 of theTimes Higher Education World University Ranking or the Shanghai Jiaotong ranking.
The Indian varsities should have received the highest accreditation grade from the National Assessment and
Accreditation Council (NAAC) and the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) to be eligible for a tie-up with a foreign institution.